COVID 'Devastating' For Opioid Epidemic, Wash. Judge Told

By Emily Field (November 17, 2021, 7:47 PM EST) -- A Washington social worker described the "devastating" effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on her ability to help people struggling with addiction connect to treatment services, as the state's $95 billion opioid trial continued Wednesday.

A social worker who works with people struggling with addiction testified in Washington's $95 billion opioid trial Wednesday that "COVID has definitely interrupted our progress." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Social worker Amy Miller of Port Angeles said that the most significant effect of the pandemic in her rural area, which already didn't have many options for treatment, has been an extreme reduction in access to services, as normally available...

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